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High surf advisory for north facing shores of Hawaii Island

Weather advisory map via National Weather Service/NOAA

Weather advisory map via National Weather Service/NOAA

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Surf Advisory for north facing shores of Hawaii Island until 6 a.m. Saturday (Nov 19).

Surf is forecast to be in the 10-15 foot range along north facing shores of Hawaii Island.

Coastal areas can expect strong breaking waves, shore breaks and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

Beachgoers, swimmers and surfers should heed the advice given by ocean safety officials and be careful. Know your limits and when in doubt, don’t go out.

Boaters should expect recreational surfers and bodyboarders using harbor channels to access surfing areas.

A Small Craft Advisory is also in effect for waters around Hawaii Island until 6 p.m. Saturday (Nov 19).

Winds and seas east to northeast winds 20-25 knots, winds will be strongest in the channels. Seas are forcast to be 8-12 feet in exposed waters.

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